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Ades, A. & Kizuka, K. (April 9, 2021). Protection postponed: Asylum office backlogs cause suffering, separate families, and undermine integration. Human Rights First.


Smith, H. (February 25, 2021). How the asylum backlog affects torture survivors and what the Biden Administration can do to fix it. Center for Migration Studies.

Letter from Dr. Allen Keller & Dr. Parveen Parmar to Department of Homeland Security (February 7, 2021).

Keller, A.S. & Wagner, B.D. (March 31, 2020). COVID-19 and immigration detention in the USA: time to act. Lancet Public Health

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. & Smith, H, (2019). Re-creating family and community networks: Group interventions with forced migrants. In Refugees and asylum seekers: Interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. S. M. Berthold & K.R. Libal (Eds.). pp 182-201. Praeger Publishing: Santa Barbara, CA and Denver, CO. 

Smith, H. (2019). Healing Arts and the Art of Healing: A Holistic Perspective. In Transnational Trills in the Africana World. C. Sterling (Ed.). pp 152-172. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 

Smith, H., Keatley, E. & Min, M. (August 24, 2018). Group Treatment with French-Speaking African Survivors of Torture and Its Effects on Clinical Engagement: Can Hope Be Operationalized? International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.


Smith, H. (2018). Defining and overcoming trauma: Practical applications with trauma-exposed immigrants and survivors of torture. In Models for Practice with Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness and Integrative Theory. Aimee Hilado and Marta Lundy (Eds). pp. 275–295. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.


Smith, H., Lustig, S., & Gangsei, D. (2015).  Incredible until proven credible: Mental health expert testimony and the systemic and cultural challenges facing asylum applicants. In B. Lawrence & G. Ruffer (Eds.) Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony, pp. 180-201. London: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, H.E. & Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. (2011). Needed – not just needy: Empowerment as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of survivors of torture and refugee trauma. African Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2, 17-31.

Rasmussen, A., Smith, H., & Keller, A. (2007). Factor Structure of PTSD symptoms among West and Central African refugees. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(3), 271-280.

Smith H, Keller A, Lhewa D. (Editors). Like a Refugee Camp on First Avenue: Insights and Experiences form the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. New York: Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation 2007.

Keller, A. S., Lhewa, D., Rosenfeld, B., Sachs, E., Aladjem, A., Cohen, I., Smith, H., & Porterfield, K. (2006). Traumatic experiences and psychological distress in an urban refugee population seeking treatment services. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(3), 188-194.

Smith, H (2003). Despair, resilience, and the meaning of family: Group therapy with French-speaking survivors of torture from Africa. In R. Carter and B. Wallace (Eds.) Understanding and Dealing with Violence. Multicultural Perspectives, pp. 291-319. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press, Inc.

Keller A, Ford D, Sachs E, Rosenfeld B, Trinh Shevrin C, Meserve C, Leviss J, Singer E, Smith H, Wilkinson J, Kim G, Allden K, Rocklin P. (2003). The Impact of Detention on the Health of Asylum Seekers. J Amb Care Mgmt. 26 (4): 383-385.

Smith, H (1988). "Historical Impact of Islam and Its Future Prospects in Africa. Case Studies: Nigeria and Sudan" Journal for the Institute of Muslim and Minority Affairs, 9(2), 311-330: London and Riyadh.

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